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If you are a co-packer based in Europe, you will benefit from ECPA membership

ECPA - promoting the European co-packing industry

ECPA represents the co-packing and co-manufacturing industry in Europe. The Association plays a major role in promoting the concept of outsourcing and is fast becoming the first port of call for brand owners, manufacturers and retailers looking for professional outsourcing partners.

Your visibility on the new ECPA website and map

The new ECPA website, launched in March 2014, is forecast to attract many thousands of page views and unique visitors a month. Each member is listed on the site with their own branded profile page which is viewed and appraised by companies searching for outsourcing partners.

As a Member, your profile page promotes your brand, summarises your key service offerings and lists the industry sectors you supply to together with any relevant industry accreditations. Your page features all your contact details and a link to your own website. You can also be found via the ECPA Co-Packers Map.

Whatever co-packing activity your company is involved in, ECPA will help to raise the visibility of your business. Whether it is primary or secondary elements of the project, food or non-food, general co packing with hand packing and reworking of retail formats or large production lines with automated co packing, filling of liquids in the household and automotive sectors to the production of Healthcare/Pharmaceutical or Neutraceutical products and vitamins, or water-soluble technology or the milling, grinding and sieving of bulk powders, ECPA is able to help to raise the profile of your company across Europe.

Search Facility

Potential clients can use the comprehensive search facility on the ECPA website database to swiftly shortlist members with the appropriate facilities to handle their outsourcing projects. Your profile page on the ECPA website is therefore an excellent way to promote your business.

Online Enquiry Form

Clients also have the ability to submit their project details via the website online form, which ECPA can then circulate to all members, in order to ascertain who can help. It is a valuable service for the client and provides additional sales enquiries for ECPA members.

ECPA Conference

The Second ECPA Conference took place on 17th - 18th May 2016 at the NH Hotel Düsseldorf City Nord, Germany.  The event opened with an evening of networking on the evening of the 17th and was followed by the main conference on the 18th. Delegates were able to listen to key note speakers and learned from the parallel sessions. The conference offered a unique platform for contract packers, business leaders and decision makers across the value chain to meet, network, acquire new knowledge and exchange views about the future of the co-packing industry. For more information, please visit the ECPA Conference Page.

How do I qualify for Membership?

First of all, you must have an operational co-packing or co-manufacturing site within Europe. Current ECPA members range from multi-national firms to smaller companies turning over less than €1m. We look for companies who are professional at what they do and comply with our Code of Conduct. Our aim is to ensure that the services of our members meet the high standards expected by the clients who contact us.

Associate Membership

ECPA also offers the possibility of Associate Membership for non co-packing third parties who are involved in the packaging industry. Please see our Associate Members page on this website.

If you are interested in joining ECPA please get in touch with Gordana Schloesser (New Membership Development).


Phone: +49 221 98656245

We can also connect you with our ECPA Ambassadors in Benelux, Germany, Nordic Countries and Switzerland.